What was I going to say again? Unsure. I feel like I have a lot to say yet nothing to say. Just a random bunch of blurbs, I guess.
First of, everything that is broken is always broken in the same way, while everything that works works in its own unique way. Consider: in what ways are iphone or android different? Doesn’t matter if the smartphone is broken, matters if it works. Tolstoy had the amazing talent to be very precise in minute ways, very wrong in big ways.
Next, on making mistakes. In Prog world, there is little room for mistakes. It’s like with the commies: the feedback system of good and bad is seemingly arbitrary. Hard to say what you do is right and what you do is bad. John Kerry lying about his war experience was no problem, wanting to do your job as a cop is. Holiness is a fickle thing. Being holy is hard work, and once you are unholy, whoo boy you’re going to lose some sleep at night.
Truth is, it’s OK to make mistakes. One of the reasons Avatar the last Airbender was so nice was because Aang made plenty of mistakes, but it was all good in the end. You learn from your mistakes and that’s it, you move on.
But to do so, have to exit the temple of holiness. You work for the state? Well shucks, you’re stuck in the temple of holiness. You work for a company bigger than a hundred people? HR tentacles drag you into a temple of holiness. And of course even small business is not fully protected, see the ‘bake the cake bigot’ incident.
But the further you step away from the epicenter, the less reach the Cathedral has. And besides, fear of reprisal tends to loom larger than the actual reprisal. Much to be said for the Vox Day method of dealing with things; one of the very few namefags who seemingly says exactly what he wants to say.
I think I’ve come around to embracing the ‘no central conspiracy’ crowd more. As in, there are central conspiracies, obviously, but they are not as powerful as they portray themselves to be. Hillary has no clue what’s she’s doing. These people have no plan besides wringing their hands and imagining how powerful they’re going to be just after this next heist.
Leftism has become boring. Power by itself is cool, and the power to simultaneously lockdown your enemies while your allies loot and burn cities is pretty cool, but it really feels like the jig is up.
Progressivism is a subset of leftism, and leftism at its best is a bank robbery — sure you’re stealing stuff, but at least it’s cool. Leftism at its worst is a bum robbing you with a rusty knife. We’re kind of approaching that point.
At the end of the day, the whole point of Progressivism was to loot the treasure made by Christianity. Well, most of the treasure has been looted; not so much left. Normies are done with it, rightly so. The fire will get worse before it gets better, but everyone’s hoping it gets better.
Do I have anything else to say? I’m sure I had more… I dunno. Just thinking about some stuff.